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Thompson Creek
Other name(s) Tributary to Ararat River
Country United States
State Virginia
County Patrick
Physical characteristics
Main source Pine Creek divide
about 1 mile southwest of Bell Spur, Virginia
2,600 ft (790 m)
River mouth Ararat River
about 0.5 miles west of Belair Springs, Virginia
1,520 ft (460 m)
Length 2.31 mi (3.72 km)
  • Average rate:
    3.43 cu ft/s (0.097 m3/s) at mouth with Ararat River
Basin features
Progression west then generally south
River system Yadkin River
Basin size 1.44 square miles (3.7 km2)
  • Left:
    unnamed tributaries
  • Right:
    unnamed tributaries
Bridges Jar Gap Lane (x3)

Thompson Creek is a 2.31 mi (3.72 km) long 1st order tributary to the Ararat River in Patrick County, Virginia.


Thompson Creek rises on the Pine Creek divide in Patrick County about 1 mile southwest of Bell Spur, Virginia. Thompson Creek then flows west and makes a turn south to join the Ararat River about 0.5 miles west of Bell Spur.


Thompson Creek drains 1.44 square miles (3.7 km2) of area, receives about 55.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 258.12, and is about 76% forested.

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